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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
2%, we've got to go back to the clinton tax rates. down the road, maybe make adjustments, but right now hang in there. >> i think that is exactly right. certainly last year in the fiscal deficit negotiations, we were upset when he caved in the end of the day. this time he is sticking with it drawing the line in the sand. they are saying capital and income from capital should be taxed the same way we tax earned income. that is a fundamental in equity in our tax code. >> that's right. this country in its economy he has done well when we've had policies that have promoted middle class expansion. this is good for capital. franklin roosevelt for all of understanding, he said if you don't have a middle class that works, you won't have an economy for the rich. there's a narrow mindedness that i've got mine and i want more and i'm take it from you if that's what it takes. american economic policy works best when it's building a middle class. >> you go back to henry ford, who is no legal tarian at heart. he said if my workers can't afford to buy the cars they're building i won't be able to s
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
pointed out in his op-ed piece taxes went up from 2000 when clinton was in and the second part of the reagan administration because of the imbalances created by the reagan tax cuts and we created 23 million jobs. by the same token, you know, the tax cuts to the wealthy were extended a number of times including by president obama under duress and starting in 2009 that create add boom in financial assets, but didn't produce many jobs. those are just anecdotal situations, but you can see there have been studies done including most recent one, which was suppressed by the republicans. >> eliot: the republicans suppressing the story that actually shows the data contrary. >> so there's no evidence for their contention, ok, that a., tax cuts to get the wealthy create jobs or b., taxing the wealthy would somehow hurt economic growth. >> eliot: it is no longer a surprise to us that the republican leadership reject it is either science are an littics when it is contrary to an idealogy they very much want to embrace. have you tried to engage with the leadership of the republican party to s
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